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RAF Fighter Crew 1940

 

Eduard, 1/48 scale

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Catalogue Number: Eduard Kit No. 8507 - RAF Fighter Crew 1940
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 36 parts in grey coloured plastic making up six full figures
Price: USD$12.95 plus shipping, available online from Eduard
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Action poses for both pilots and ground crew; nice, chunky scale appearance; high level of detail; good fit; versatile use for dioramas or individual aircraft models.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green


Eduard's 1/48 scale RAF Fighter Crew 1940 will be available online from Squadron.com
 

FirstLook

 

Eduard continues their occasional pilot and aircrew series with a new release, "RAF Fighter Crew 1940".

The kit comprises 36 parts in grey plastic, making up a total of six figures - four pilots and two ground crew.

All the figures are provided in action poses. They are either running, climbing or pointing. In the case of the ground crew, they are clearly rendering assistance to the pilots.

Each figure is made up of separate arms and legs, a torso and head. Detail is very good, with individual facial expressions.

 

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These figures are nice and chunky, replicating the "Michelin Man" appearance of many Battle of Britain pilots with their bulky flying gear. I measured one of the typical figures. He was 37mm from the bottom of his heel to the top of his flying helmet, which scales out to 177.6 cm, or around 5' 10".

I assembled one of the pilot figures and posed him with a Spitfire. It is a Spitfire Mk.IXc, which is from 1944 not 1940, but the basic configuration is the same.

Prior to assembly, a few raised seam lines were easily removed with a hobby knife. Fit was good. No putty has been used on this figure.

 

 

Eduard's 1/48 scale RAF Fighter Crew 1940 is a versatile figure set that will lend a sense of scale and context to an individual model, or a diorama.

Recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the sample


Review Text Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 29 June, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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